Relay For Life Kick-Off Event at The Sunshine Event Center
November 7th, 2018 6pm-8pm
The Relay For Life Kick-Off event, will be held at The Sunshine Event Center, located at 9360 Elk Grove Florin Road, Suite 4, Elk Grove, CA 95624. Enjoy light refreshments and being in the company of passionate, like-minded community members while learning about the mission behind Relay For Life (RFL) from the current event leadership team. Hear from guest speakers about their experiences and how Relay has impacted their lives. During the event you will be able to register/sign-up your team, with a chance to win some great raffle prizes; including two pairs of lower level Sacramento Kings tickets!
What is Relay For Life
Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.
Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we.
Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.
You Can Make A Difference
One person can make a difference. In May 1985, Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, raising money to help the American Cancer Society with the nation’s biggest health concern: cancer.
Gordy spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at the University of Puget Sound. Friends, family, and patients watched and supported him as he walked and ran more than 83.6 miles and raised $27,000 through pledges to help save lives from cancer. As he circled the track, he thought of how he could get others to take part. He envisioned having teams participate in a 24-hour fundraising event. The next year, 19 teams were part of the first Relay at the historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000.
Gordy passed away August 3, 2014, at the age of 71 from heart failure after battling stomach cancer. But his legacy lives on. He helped shape an idea that started as one man walking and running a track and helped turn it into a global event raising over $5 billion to help save lives throughout the world.
Information regarding the Relay For Life Fundraising program was found on the following website; dedicated to the continued pursuit of taking action against cancer.
The Sunshine Event Center is honored to be a part of this community event; with hopes that together we can show support for a cause that touches all of our lives.